Supercharger Locations (existing/planned) - CONFIRMED - not rumored or speculated…

Supercharger Locations (existing/planned) - CONFIRMED - not rumored or speculated…

My intention with this thread to is offer confirmed (evidence based) information on existing and new supercharger locations. There are plenty of other threads offering speculation…

update - Dec. 19th, 2013
lots has changed since this post was originally started - I recommend looking at any of the other excellent posts that have taken up this quest…

this thread however should still be dedicated to factual tracking of potential/newly functional SC sites…

cgiGuy | July 26, 2013

I sent an inquiry to the City of Temple, TX (Building Permits Division) a couple weeks ago, and received this reply:
From: Robin Andrews
Sent: Monday, July 15, 2013 4:07 PM
Subject: RE: Permit Inquiry

We received calls asking about putting them in.

Have not received any plans at this time.

Kimscar | July 26, 2013

Any word on the SC location at the border of California and Nevada? I'm wondering if it will be around that area of Casinos like Whiskey Pete's. Going to and from Vegas that's a great location. You can see it coming from far away and the off and on ramps are easy. We make that a bathroom pit stop and I blow $10 dollars in the one armed bandit.

ThorensP | July 26, 2013

Anything confirmed between San Francisco and the Oregon Border along 5 or 101? I know Fulsom has a SC, but that is not on a convenient stop if you are driving up 5.

dortor | July 26, 2013

only confirmation for Texas, Cal/Nevada Boarder, and 5 north of SF bay area is the grey dots on the Tesla Supercharger map - I would love some confirmation one way or the other on any sites we know are coming but are not quite sure where...

dortor | July 26, 2013

looking forward the future here is where we stand…

Existing Data<\h3>
17 functional Superchargers as of today
14 confirmed future locations

Summer 2013<\h3>
11 "grey" dots on the Tesla Supercharger map (14 indicated from above cover some but not all of these)

Fall 2013 additional site count<\h3>
18 West Coast "sites" indicated on map
1 Additional Colorado Site
4 Additional Texas Sites
11 Great Lakes - Northeast Sites
20 East Coast sites

54 sites in Fall 2013 - I'd love to see 54 sites online by October 2013 - but I'm not sure they can pull it off

needless to say I'm going to have to see more progress on the Summer/Fall crop of sites before I even begin to worry or track the winter 2013 goals…

Kimscar | July 26, 2013


Thanks for update. Maybe in next few months site location confirmation for Ca. Nevada location. | July 27, 2013

Confirmed the location at Silverthorne, CO today. Utility markings on the pavement marked "s/c". No construction yet. Management office said insurance & contractor issues are being worked out. It is a small lot next to Under Armour store. Here's a pic:

ian | July 27, 2013

This is just so damn much fun to see happen!

Maybe I need to do a trip down to Cali to visit the fam. Do a little scouting on the way. My cousin is getting married next month. Seems like good excuse. ;-)

dchesterp | July 28, 2013

In Florida the Fort Drum and Turkey Lake SC locations don't make sense. They are too close together. Fort Drum is too close to Port St. Lucie SC (if driving the Turnpike you get off/on at Jupiter and off/on at Ft. Pierce - hardly a detour. Turkey Lake ignores the greater traffic on I-4 than the Turnpike. It's location is better suited in anyone of the mall areas on I-4 just off the Turnpike.

As for the St. Augustine location I can see it as it is drive by tourist location (good for 1-3 hours) to other destinations south but I agree that the Port Orange SC and the planned Jacksonville (Town Center?) SC it would make SCs only 40-50 miles apart. A good West Coast Location would be I-75 Gainesville or Ocala for central and south Florida parents and students going to UF.

Docrob | July 28, 2013

I can imagine Tesla going with closer spacing in areas where they are limited by the number of bays at each location. Rather then multiple bays if they have superchargers 50 miles apart and you arrive to find them full then you can continue on to the next SC rather than wait. In essence you end up leapfrogging sopping at every second supercharger, particularly in an 85, in a 60 you may find in hot or cold weather at higher speeds a top off even at closely spaced stations is a better way to go. Closer spacing may also be the result of utility tariffs, for example if a utility charged a certain connection fee for an instantaneous capacity up to 600kw then a significantly higher rate for a connection with a greater instantaneous capacity then it would be better to have 2 6 bay superchargers 50 miles apart then one 12 bay supercharger.

dortor | July 28, 2013

@dchesterp - I agree - some of the asserted FL sites seem too close - I'll let the group decide if they should be removed from the map - the do not correspond to any grey dots on the Tesla SC map - I think we're going to have to go back to "evidence" based locations - rather than hear-say…

dortor | July 28, 2013

map is updated - "Blue QuestionMark" icons now represent locations based on "hear-say" - i.e. sites that for the time being we're taking on face-value of the assertion - but no independent confirmation can be obtained - I would LOVE any updates to upgrade these site locations to a more confirmed status.

jkirkebo | July 28, 2013

For comparison, we have 6 active construction sites in Norway now. All 6 are presumed to be operational sometime in August. We have no info on additional sites after these 6.

Here's the map we made:

Benz | July 28, 2013

@ jkirkebo

"All 6 are presumed to be operational sometime in August."

Wow, that's great.

That's faster than I would have expected it.

Has somebody taken photo's of these "6 active construction sites in Norway"? That would be nice to see.

SamO | July 28, 2013

One of the first Tesla Supercharger stations in Europe is being built in Cinderella, Norway #KatieWoodencloak— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 28, 2013

SamO | July 28, 2013

Rockford IL

@jwagon67 just opened a supercharger in Normal, IL. Putting in another in Rockford this summer.— Tesla Motors (@TeslaMotors) July 28, 2013

Benz | July 29, 2013

Which Supercharger location is most likely to go live this week?

cgiGuy | July 29, 2013

I inquired more with the City of Temple and they said the site that Tesla inquired about was the BJs Brew House, located at 3550 S General Bruce Dr, Temple, TX 76504. No idea about a timeline, and since they said they haven't gotten any plans yet, there's a chance they didn't go with the location. But it's a start.. kind of.

jkirkebo | July 29, 2013

Benz: This thread has lots of pictures:,7959.300.html

Benz | July 29, 2013

OK. I saw a few photo's of construction work going on. But no sign of Tesla Motors there. When do you think this will be ready? In about a month or so?

tobi_ger | July 29, 2013

If they are already under construction, it shouldn't take them more than 1 or 2 weeks to finish, based on what is seen in the US (and the recent SC article citing the TM paper with timeline). The initial paperwork seems to take several weeks alone.
Good to see them progress!

tobi_ger | July 30, 2013

Nice video from the Fort Myers, FL, supercharger opening event with talks from both TM managers as well as happy owners:
Tesla Model S Supercharger in Florida

Brian H | July 30, 2013

Not accessible to my IP location. ;(

Benz | July 30, 2013

@ tobi_ger

Then they could go live in August 2013. That's faster than I had expected.

Brian H | July 30, 2013

Now I've got it.

Benz | July 30, 2013

Which grey dots will turn into a red dots in August?
In June there was 1, and in July there were 7.

ian | July 30, 2013

The grey dot just below Portland Oregon will be red in August.

Benz | July 31, 2013

OK, that's good. But more should go live in August 2013. Which other grey dots are also very likely to turn red in August 2013?

MandL | July 31, 2013

I'm sort of disappointed that even if you move the slider all the way out to 2015 there are only two chargers in Virginia. Nothing anywhere along I81. Hopefully it will expand further by the time the convertible S is available (I doubt I'll fit much better in a new Roadster than I would in the old one). I would love to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, top down, and no noise but the wind. Here's hoping Superchargers eventually make it to most if not all of America's gorgeous scenic routes and byways. If it's all ugly, monotonous interstates, you may as well just fly.

Benz | July 31, 2013

@ MandL

The 2015 Supercharger map is not the final picture. As time goes by a few extra Superchargers will be added on routes where it makes sense to do so (almost every year). My point is that when you will compare the 2015 Supercharger map with the 2020 Supercharger map there will have been added certainly at least a few more Superchargers. Why am I telling you this? Well, just imagine how many Tesla EV's there will be driving around in the US in 2015 and in 2020. The difference will be massive.

stevenmaifert | July 31, 2013

@@ MandL - Take heart. I don't think the Atascadero and Buellton, CA Superchargers were part of the original plan but were added to the CA 101 because it is such a beautiful drive and popular route. You may someday see them on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

ItsNotAboutTheMoney | July 31, 2013


I agree with stevenmaifert. You should consider the Tesla map as a plan to allow travel almost to anywhere in the USA. Once they've done that, if the "fund" allows (and it certainly will if Gen 3 hits target) they can add more Superchargers to fill in additional common routes.

For example, the Maine plan seems to be two Supercharger locations, which would allow travel on I95, including to Bar Harbor. However, a lot of people prefer to take Route 1, which is much more scenic. The plan doesn't cover that, but if Tesla truly succeeds then I'd expect a Route 1 charger to be added somewhere around Belfast/Searsport, which would be between 125 and 130 miles from the likely location of a southern charger and 50-55 miles from Bar Harbor.

jamestily | July 31, 2013

Does anyone have any info on the grey dot near Richmond, Va on the Tesla map, for this summer?
I could find no info on it here.
thanks for any help

ian | July 31, 2013

There aren't any threads over at either. I just tried to look for a permit but you need a project number, permit number, contractor number, address or tax map plot number to search. They won't let you simply browse the permits.

It's going to take someone spotting it or with some other inside knowledge.

Cheers! | July 31, 2013

I was able to find a listing of permits for Silverthorne by going through the city website. It is updated the first week of every month (or so it says)...

Benz | August 1, 2013

@ KevinR

So, this week you should be able to tell us more about it, right?

William9 | August 1, 2013

So what is the betting line on when "Fall 2013" plans are completed? End of October?

dortor | August 1, 2013

Before thanksgiving - but not by much - Elon want people driving these around to show people...

hamer | August 1, 2013

@William9 asked when the "Fall 2013" plans would be complete, and @dorter guessed "Before Thanksgiving."

Heck, the end-of-June supercharges are barely half-done and it's August already.

dortor | August 1, 2013

yeah - I would be happy if we could just nail down the final locations for the "summer" set

but still no details on Oxnard, East Cost or Texas....

makes me wonder

mvannah | August 1, 2013

They will have to seriously ramp up the installations. There are 54 new supercharging locations planned for fall and 29 for "Winter 2013". The first day of Winter is December 21, 2013, so that would be a tight holiday schedule for "Winter 2013." Probably more like Winter 2013/2014. | August 1, 2013

You will be the first to know (nothing today)

ian | August 1, 2013

@KevinR - Yeah, it seems each city is different in how they allow access to their permits.

I agree they're having trouble rolling them out as fast as Elon says. Sometimes I think they need to muzzle him!

Seriously though, they're doing a pretty amazing job of getting an infrastructure up that didn't exist and nobody expected a year ago. Maybe you all need a little patience? Easy for me to say as I don't have an S yet. ;-)

Cheers! | August 1, 2013

For us people in Colorado, Silverthorne will be for those GoingSkiing... | August 1, 2013

I do agree they are doing a great job rolling out these SC sites.

Benz | August 2, 2013

This week not much development, maybe next week will be better.

Benz | August 3, 2013

@ KevinR

If is possible for you, then please check again on Monday. Thanks

ian | August 4, 2013

@KevinR - Yup. I can't wait to check that one out! Here in the NW I won't need one to go skiing. Of course I don't always have as nice of snow to enjoy either. ;-)

Tâm | August 4, 2013

310 N Madison Ave
Yuma, AZ 85364, United States
(928) 328-8325

8 bays, permit approved, no timeline per Tesla as of 08/03/2013.

Serving midpoint between San Diego, CA (169 miles) and Phoenix, AZ (187 miles.)

Benz | August 4, 2013

@ Tam

This is one location of the Fall 2013 Supercharger map.